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Noisefloor 2018 Call for Works

Noisefloor 2018: Call for works

We are delighted to announce the return of the Noisefloor festival. Noisefloor is an experimental sound and image festival showcasing the work of local, national and international artists.

Concerts and screenings will take place during the period 7th – 11th May 2018. This year we will also be hosting 20-minute paper sessions for composers and artists to discuss their work. The diverse nature of the festival will provide opportunities for artists to explore the fluidity between the five themed concerts. The Noisefloor festival would like to invite submissions for the following events:

  • Fixed acousmatic (non-AV) concert – curated by Doug Rouxel
  • Popular music and interactive systems concert – curated by Si Waite
  • Fixed media visual music concert – curated by Dave Payling
  • Acoustic instruments with electronics concert – curated by Marc Estibeiro
  • Experimental film screening – curated by Daniel Hopkins
  • 20 minute Paper Presentations – Curated by Dave Payling and Marc Estibeiro

Venue: Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE

Festival Dates: 7th – 11th May 2018
Deadline for submissions: 2nd February 2018
Notification of acceptance: 9th March 2018

Please submit your contact details, artist bio, programme notes and links to audio / video to our online form at: Submission Portal

Sound Image Colloquium 2016

Had a great weekend of November 12th and 13th 2016 at Greenwich University attending the Sound Image Colloquium organised by Andrew Hill and team. The main focus was on a series of talks and presentations and these were accompanied by installations, audio visual screenings, acousmatic concert and live performance programmes. The engaging series of talks examined the relationships between sound and image from many diverse perspectives ranging from interactive sonic sculptures to fixed media electroacoustc video music.

All the events took place in the University’s Stockwell Street Academic building, centred primarily in a lecture theatre with other spaces used for installations and the music concert. As well as the formal concerts and presentations it was a great idea to have the fixed media works available for viewing in the concourse area of the building on plasma screens with headphones for those who missed or unable to attend the screening sessions.

The attendees, all experts in their field, were very inquisitive and keen to share thoughts and ideas about their own theory and practice. One key discussion point was that, as an artistic discipline, visual music is coming of age. The imprecision of this umbrella term may no longer be adequate to describe the diversity of sub-disciplines which themselves have had several decades to mature. Visual music is still, however, a vibrant artistic practice much-loved by an enthusiastic forward thinking community.

The full programme of events can be found here: programme_soundimage2016